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SELECTBIO Conferences Organ-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip & Organoids Europe 2020

George Truskey's Biography



George Truskey, R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

George Truskey is the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research in the Pratt School of Engineering. Dr. Truskey's research interests include cardiovascular tissue engineering, microphysiological systems, and the mechanisms of atherogenesis. He also studies cell adhesion and cell biomechanics, for which he focuses upon the effect of flow on endothelial cell adhesion to synthetic surfaces and monocyte adhesion to endothelium. He received a PhD degree in 1985 from MIT. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke since 1987. From 2003-2011, he was Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. He is the author of over 110 peer-reviewed research publications, a biomedical engineering textbook entitled Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems, six book chapters, over 180 research abstracts and presentations, 1 patent and 2 patent applications. He is a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Heart Association. He was president of BMES from 2008 to 2010. He received the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising from the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke (2007) and the BMES Distinguished Service Award (2012).

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Vascular Human Microphysiological Systems

Thursday, 10 September 2020 at 11:45

Add to Calendar ▼2020-09-10 11:45:002020-09-10 12:45:00Europe/LondonVascular Human Microphysiological SystemsOrgan-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip and Organoids Europe 2020 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

Microphysiological systems (MPS) are micron scale three-dimensional models of key structural or functional units of human organs or tissues.  Such systems can be used to model diseases and test therapeutics.  Models of the vascular system have examined both microvascular networks and large blood vessels. The strengths and limitations methods to produce microvascular and arteriole-scale MPS will be described.  Human cells sources for endothelium and medial cells will be considered, including the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPs) to produce function endothelium and smooth muscle cells.  Applications of these systems to model genetic and acquired diseases and evaluate therapeutics will be described.


Add to Calendar ▼2020-09-09 00:00:002020-09-10 00:00:00Europe/LondonOrgan-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip and Organoids Europe 2020Organ-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip and Organoids Europe 2020 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com